|The Barefoot Beekeeper
practical, balanced, natural beekeeping in top bar hives
"Not just a different beehive, but a whole new way
of looking at beekeeping"
FREE PDF: Balanced Beekeeping for Beginners
FREE PDF: How To Start Beekeeping For Free!
FREE EBOOK: top bar hive plans
FREE downloads: old beekeeping books and articles
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NEW: the Quadratic Hive
probably the most versatile beehive in the world!
COURSE DATES 2022
"Balanced beekeeping" is a continuous quest for the improvement of our relationship with bees. It recognises that keeping bees is not natural, because in nature, only bees keep bees. It acknowledges that our desire for honey may not be matched by the bees' willingness to give it up. It recognises that the bees have their own lives and they would probably prefer that we left them alone, however much we are kindly disposed towards them. It is a search for the best ways to be with bees.
Can't get to a "real world" training?
Natural Beekeeping for Gardeners
Balanced Beekeeping for All
This two-day course is mainly aimed at people who want to keep bees in top bar and other "non-standard" hives. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with conventional hives, you will find much to engage you. There will be a mixture of discussion, video and practical elements, with plenty of time to have your questions answered. Student notes are included.
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Friends of the Bees
natural, balanced beekeeping courses and training